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Orientation Class for New Students

Welcome to
Cowichan Canine!

We are now able to start offering outdoor classes with strict limits on the number of students per class.

Orientation Class is a one hour FREE theory lesson for owners and handlers only.

Attendance at Orientation class is optional (but recommended) for our Puppy Start Right students, and compulsory for all other students. 

Prospective students are welcome to attend Orientation class at no charge before deciding to sign up.

CLICK HERE to download your Registration Form.




Orientation Classes for New Students

Because the class is via Zoom, you need to pre-register. Please email [email protected] to register for Orientation Class.

The Zoom link will then be emailed to you on the day, shortly before the class begins.

Upcoming Orientation Classes for 2020

Thursday 20 August, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 29 August, 1-2pm

Thursday 3 September, 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday 17 September, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 26 September, 1-2pm

Thursday 1 October, 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday 15 October, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 24 October, 1-2pm
Thursday 29 October, 6:30-7:30pm

Thursday 12 November, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday 21 November, 1-2pm
Thursday 26 November, 6:30-7:30pm

Thursday 10 December, 6:30-7:30pm

Please note that dogs attending our Reactive Dog Programme need to go through a Behaviour Evaluation in order to make sure that the dog is suitable for the programme.

CLICK HERE to learn about our AnimalKind dog training standards.




We have started our move to an expanded facility in Cobble Hill (currently under construction), which we hope will open in the fall. In the meantime, and because of COVID-19, we are offering outdoor classes and live online Zoom lessons.


What's New?
What Clients Are Saying:

We have taken two dogs through Puppy Playgroup & Foundation. We are so pleased with how socialized our dogs are and well behaved. The methods that the trainers use at Cowichan Canine are amazing and we have to admit when we first started we didn’t think it would work with Siberian Huskies, not only did it work but one graduated with honours and the other was pretty darn close! Far exceeded our expectations of when we started the course. The Foundation class with Stephanie was absolutely brilliant and the dogs adored her. She was a wizard in convincing our very stubborn girl to actually want to play to learn! We wished they offered an advanced Foundation class to keep us coming back! We have signed up for the beginners scent detection so we are very excited to start a new chapter with our girls J January 20, 2018

Dee & Terry
Duncan, BC

Hi Lizbeth, Stephanie and Glenda: Thought you would like to know, we took Dalli to the Duncan market on Saturday morning. She was a perfect lady, walked around with her tail wagging and held high all the time. She was friendly and outgoing to other people, and sniffed other people’s hands and let them pet her when we stopped to talk or purchase things from the different stalls. We then walked over to the Garage for coffee, sat outside and again, she was well behaved, let people pet her and she was actually licking their hands. This was her first outing in a busy people environment as we usually just leave her in the car or at home when we go out shopping. What a difference from a year ago when you first met her. Thank you, thank you! We’ll see you in the fall when we come for the agility courses. (Dalli was adopted a year ago from Mexico, and was fear-aggressive to people coming to the house.)

Greg & Terri Askham

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